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Calling out the GOP on cap-and-trade lies

April 3, 2009

It has come to my attention that an analysis we conducted examining proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Report No. 146, Assessment of U.S. Cap-and-Trade Proposals, has been misrepresented in recent press releases distributed by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The press release claims our report estimates an average cost per family of a carbon cap and trade program that would meet targets now being discussed in Congress to be over $3,000, but that is nearly 10 times the correct estimate which is approximately $340. Since the issue of legislation to control greenhouse gases is now under consideration, I wanted to take an opportunity to clear up any misunderstanding created by this press release and to avoid further confusion.

via Blogs @ The Charleston Gazette – » Calling out the GOP on cap-and-trade.

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One Comment
  1. Matt Dernoga permalink
    April 4, 2009 12:49 am

    Nice post, I read about that as well. They apparently called the MIT research group who did the study and asked if the number $3,000 was right, and they told them it was not and explained where that number came from, and the GOP went ahead and used it anyways.

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